Will You Be Celebrating Your 50th Wedding Anniversary? Here Is Why You’ll Want To

50th wedding anniversary

Today is my parents, 50th wedding anniversary!!! Wow! They made it to their golden wedding anniversary! I’m super excited, happy for them, and proud to be their son.

My wife and I’ve been married 13 years, and I think that is a pretty big accomplishment. But 50 years? That is nothing short of amazing.« Continue »

3 Ways to Affair-Proof Your Marriage

Affair-proof your marriage | JackieBledsoe.com

Last week Stephana and I recorded our first interview for our new 7 Rings of Marriage Web Show. The idea of doing a web show came to us last summer. And after creating the 7 Rings of Marriage last fall we finally had the perfect platform for the web show, marriage curriculum, and eventually our book.« Continue »

Join us for the ONE Extraordinary Marriage Meetup in Indianapolis!

ONE Extraordinary Marriage Meetup Indianapolis - Jackie & Stephana Bledsoe - JackieBledsoe.com

A few months ago I started listening to podcasts frequently. My goal was to become more intentional in the various roles I serve. I really began to enjoy podcasts because they provided something positive and worthwhile in the times my mind was free to roam.« Continue »

Are You Messing Up In Trying to Be the Man Your Family Needs?

The Man Your Family Needs

While I”m not a big TV watcher, I’ve recently gotten into a show on Netflix that I now watch somewhat regularly. I have to admit, some weekends I even binge watch. I’m way late to the party on it, but Breaking Bad is “my show” on Netflix.

As someone who is very passionate about my family, who tries to put my family first, and works to the best of my ability to provide for them, Breaking Bad hits me right there.« Continue »

A Father’s Day Party? Yes, I’m Hosting a Twitter Party and You’re Invited!

A Father's Day Party? Yes, I'm hosting a Father's Day Twitter Party | JackieBledsoe.com - Lead and Love the Ones Who Matter Most

Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope. – Bill Cosby

Ahh the “ultimate” Father’s Day gag gift, soap-on-a-rope. As we all know, or at least we should, Father’s Day is this Sunday. I can admit that even as a dad, I don’t put too much thought into Father’s Day or recognizing it for my dad or other dads. And I usually don’t expect too much. My dad is exactly the same way.« Continue »

Who owns your marriage?

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This is a guest post by Regi Campbell. Regi is an experienced investor and entrepreneur, but first and foremost a husband to his wife of 44 years, Miriam, and father to two married children (grandfather of 5). He mentors eight young men each year through a program called “Radical Mentoring” that he began in 2000. His most recent book, What Radical Husbands Do, is now available at www.radicalhusbands.com.  If you want to guest post on my blog, check out the guidelines and submit your post.

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What Would Help Your Marriage Today?

What Would Help Your Marriage Today? | JackieBledsoe.com - Lead and Love the Ones Who Matter Most

The past month one of the major sites I write for has been down, and another major site has been making some changes in preparation for a new web design. During this time I haven’t written as much for them as I normally would.

I’ve had a little time to begin to work on some other things, and brainstorm ways to create more value for you who read my blog. While brainstorming, I could just go and do what I think is best, or what I think is most needed for you when you visit my blog.« Continue »

A Parent’s Worst Nightmare: A Missing Child

A Parent's Worst Nightmare: A Missing Child | JackieBledsoe.com - Love and Lead the Ones Who Matter Most

This past weekend we went to Ohio State University in Columbus, OH for our daughter’s track meet. Although we knew it could be a long day, we try to encourage our kids to support one another in all they do. So, we all packed up and left home around 5:40am, to spend the entire day at the track.« Continue »

Why is Family and Work Life Balance So Hard?

Why is Family, Work and Life Balance so Hard | JackieBledsoe.com - Love and Lead the Ones Who Matter Most

I meet with a group of guys every other week as part of a mastermind group. None of us have met in person, only online. All of us have wives, multiple kids, and our families are very important to us. We are also all creating content geared toward helping other families.« Continue »

Why She Needs a Moms’ Night Out Plus 7 Interesting Mom Facts

7 Interesting Facts About Mom this Mother's Day | JackieBledsoe.com - Love and Lead the Ones Who Matter Most

About a month ago, my wife and I were able to see a screening of the movie, Moms’ Night Out. I know it sounds like a straight up chick flick, which it did have some great mom moments, but it had just as many dad moments too. And all of them were funny!« Continue »